AIA Vietnam Eye, is curated by Serenella Ciclitira (Founder, Parallel Contemporary Art), Nigel Hurst (CEO, Saatchi Gallery, London), Niru Ratnam (Director, Global Eye Programme & START)

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Serenella Ciclitira

Founder, Parallel Contemporary Art

Serenella Ciclitira has an Honours Degree in Art History from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked extensively with artists and galleries throughout the world. With her husband, David Ciclitira, she is the co-founder of The Eye Programme and a member of its curatorial board. She has been an Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art in London, and since 1990 has been awarding the Parallel Prize for Painting and the Serenella Ciclitira Scholarship for Sculpture. Winner of the Parallel Prize, Gillian Carnegie, was later nominated for the Turner Prize and Benedict Carpenter and Gereon Krebber went on to win the prestigious Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Martin Westwood, a former Parallel Prize winner, was featured in the Art Now exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005.

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Nigel Hurst

CEO, Saatchi Gallery, London

Nigel Hurst is Director and Chief Executive of the Saatchi Gallery in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University in 1986 and since then has curated numerous international exhibitions. He joined the Saatchi Gallery as a curator in 1997, working on Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the National galerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. More recent exhibitions have focused on Asian contemporary art, including The Revolution Continues: New Art from China (2008), Unveiled: New Art from Middle East (2009), The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today (2010), The Silk Road in collaboration with the City of Lille, France (2011) and Korean Eye (2012). He has also been a member of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Public Art Advisory Board since 2009.

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Niru Ratnam

Director, Global Eye Programme & START

Niru Ratnam is Director of the Global Eye Programme and Fair Director for START Art Fair. He holds over 20 years of experience in the arts industry, working for both private and public bodies. Niru has held senior gallery and art fair positions; most recently Head of Gallery Development and Head of External Projects at Art13 London, London's global art fair. Prior to this he held roles with the Arts Council England and Aicon, as well as founding the gallery STORE which specialized in discovering emerging artists such as Ryan Gander, Bedwyr Williams and Margaret Salmon.